News & Articles

Finland Tops, U.S. Dips in Social Progress Index

June 30, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Finland tops the chart of nations making social progress with the United States trailing 18 ranks behind.

Registry Teaming With Fundraising Experts

June 29, 2016       NPT Staff      

Organizations registering .ngo and .ong domains are now eligible for OnGood profile pages and GlobalGiving and Network for Good widgets at no cost. The offering comes following a partnership created between crowd-funding community GlobalGiving, software company Network for Good, both of Washington, D.C., and the Public Interest Registry in Reston, Va.

Study: Tailor Message When Pitching Association Members

June 23, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Just 1 percent of membership organizations consistently target messaging to members based on age. With different generations of membership valuing various perks and communication channels differently, more targeted messaging could improve recruitment and retention.

Commentary: Nonprofits Can Help Prevent The Need To Grieve

June 15, 2016       Paul Clolery      

It is somewhat ironic that the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” won 11 Tony awards on Sunday just hours after a crazy person with a weapon he should not have been allowed to legally purchase massacred 49 people and wounded 50 more at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Common Cause Gets New Leader

June 13, 2016       NPT Staff      

Karen Hobert Flynn is the new president of Common Cause, the Washington D.C.-based non-partisan government watchdog group. Hobert Flynn has been with the organization for more than half of its 46-year history and is the first president to have served as a state-level director for the organization.

Study: 7 Percent Of Email Appeals Go To Spam

June 3, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

An average of 7 percent of nonprofit emails end up in spam folders each month – and more than 10 percent during year-end campaigns – potentially costing charities as much as $7,400 in revenue each year.

15 Million Reasons For Center’s Name Change

May 26, 2016       NPT Staff      

The 92nd Street Y’s (92Y) Center for Innovation and Social Impact will be renamed the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92Y. The change comes following a $15 million donation to the center from the Belfer family.

Moore Direct Acquires Redfield & Co.

May 24, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Moore Direct Marketing (MDM) Group has acquired Redfield & Co., a provider of custom printed products. Terms of the deal, announced last week, were not disclosed.

Jitasa Acquires Two Related Firms

May 13, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Jitasa, a company specializing in accounting services for nonprofits, announced the acquisition of firms AVF Consulting and K12 Enterprise. They are related companies, with K12 Enterprise being spun from AVF Consulting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Robin Hood’s Night Of 61.2 Million Stars

May 12, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

What started as a relatively modest gala raising $700,000 a quarter-century ago has turned into one of the largest fundraising spectacles, raising tens of millions of dollars in a single night.